Community Arts Day

11 AM to 3 PM on Sunday, November 11, 2018 in Hemisfair

Every year, Luminaria hosts community programs like workshops and brunches with our Featured Artists. We pride ourselves on being a connector of people and artists from around the world. Community Arts Day provides a chance to meet artists, ask questions and even work alongside them!

Artist Market


11:00am - 3:00pm

Bring a piece of Luminaria home with you from the Artists Market, where Luminaria’s featured artists will have CDs, artwork, and more available for purchase.

 Artist Brunches  

 11:00am - 12:30pm

Enjoy a delightful conversation over brunch with Luminaria’s Featured Artists and curators!




Migration Brunch

Patty Ortiz, Proyecto Diáspora, Ramin Samandari and curator Guillermina Zabala share how they engage with stories of migration through their artistic practice.






Legacy Brunch

Juan Tejeda (Raiz XicanX) and Jaime Umberto Mejia (Volcán) join curator Adriana Flores in a conversation about honoring the legacy of diverse musical traditions that inform their work, and how they make those traditions their own.




True Stories Brunch

Author Nan Cuba and artists Susi Lopera and Xavier Gilmore present work inspired by the true stories of individuals living in and around San Antonio. Join curator Mark McCoin in a conversation with the artists as they share the challenges and inspiration that comes with working with these local narratives.



Artist Workshops and Demos


12:00pm - 3:00pm

All ages welcome!

Dance and create with Luminaria's Featured Artists in artist-run workshops and demonstrations!  




DJing and Hip Hop Workshop

Yanaguana Garden / DJ Booth 12:00pm - 3:00pm;
Dance Workshop 12:30pm and 1:30pm

The AM Project brings the beat with their mobile DJ experience! Enjoy music by one of the AM DJs plus test your mixing skills and learn what it takes to spin with the best. When the music sets in and you’re ready to dance, join in for Hip Hop dance classes at 12:30pm and 1:30pm.



Flamenco Dance Workshop

Yanaguana Garden /  1:00 and 2:00pm

Arte y Pasión demonstrates classic flamenco movements - but leave your tacones at home. We’re dancing in bare feet (or sneakers), accompanied by live guitar.



Paper-cutting Workshop

Yanaguana Garden / 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm

Laura D. Schultz shares techniques for creating images using cut paper, inspired by sea life.



Luminaria Workshop

Yanaguana Garden / 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Drop in and create your own paper lantern using recycled and reclaimed materials.



Glass-Blowing Demonstration

Yanaguana Garden / 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Justin Parr and Adam Smolensky demonstrate glass “lace-work“, a technique molding glass rods into finished works.


Food and Drink

CommonWealth Coffeehouse & Bakery, Paletería San Antonio, Dough Pizzeria Napoletana and Con Safos will be open for business and serving up special Luminaria items as well as their full menus!














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